History articles


Labor Day and its link to Socialism

SAN JOSE, September 1, 2014 —  Labor Day was not just created as a nice idea by labor union officials to honor the efforts of those who labored; it was born from the heat and intense political friction of the summer of 1894. Although the first Labor Day parade in New York City on September

Spending time with Mom in the SF Bay for Mother's Day. Image: S Perkovich.

Jonestown: The heavy price of personality cults

WASHINGTON, August, 9, 2014 — A chilling story recently flashed across the Associated Press news wire. Cremated remains of nine victims of the November 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown, Guyana, were found in the former Minus Funeral Home in Dover, Delaware. They were among more than 900 followers ordered to commit “revolutionary suicide” by their leader (called

“The Convention at Philadelphia, 1787,” Engraving, by Frederick Juengling and Alfred Kappes

The U.S. Constitutional Convention: A peaceful revolution that transformed America

SAN JOSE, July 28, 2014 —  The period in American history after the War for Independence was a time in which the infant nation was struggling to survive under the government established by the Articles of Confederation. The people had a sense of pride in the newly born nation, but the United States of America